WELCOME to Union Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a St. Louis, Missouri, open and affirming faith community that welcomes all God's people to Christ's table. Our vision today and as we move into the future is to be a faithful community growing in the treasures of justice, stewardship, artistic expression and hospitality. We invite you to join us as we strive to serve and worship God … to embrace and learn from God’s word … to celebrate what is good and beautiful … to seek justice … and to demonstrate Christ’s love in our daily lives.
… a faith community growing in the treasures of justice, stewardship,
artistic expression and hospitality.
Our outreach ministries at Union Avenue Christian Church follow Christ’s example of reaching out into the world to share, to heal, to offer hope and compassion, and to change lives. As a faith community, we share the compelling belief that every person is valuable and was created with unique abilities and purpose.
The tradition of lifelong religious education at Union Avenue Christian Church dates back to the church’s founding. It was Dr. James M. Philputt, Union Avenue’s first senior minister, who nudged the congregation into examining the Bible and sacred texts in new ways — consistent with “modern scholarly interpretation.”
The arts help us to encounter the holy and the sacred. The arts inspire us to look at ourselves and our lives, reminding us of the possibility of a full human life — full in the sense of the exercise of our imagination, the use of our perceptions and senses, and the questioning of the unknown and the incomplete.
THE NAME OF THE DAY between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is HOLY SATURDAY. I’m not certain how “the Church” came to that decision. I don’t think anybody really cares much about Holy Saturday, because nothing happened on that day. No death, no resurrection, no drama, just nothing … nothing.
Working at an international NGO within weeks of graduating from college was MY DEFINITION OF LIVING THE DREAM — a definition I likely share with many twenty-two-year-old, overachieving do-gooders of the world courageously deferring college loans for the promise of adventure and the hope of filling that second page of their C.V.
As we move into the holiest of weeks in which we relive Jesus' last week spent with his disciples, we are reminded at every turn that we are never alone. The GOOD NEWS OF HOLY WEEK is that this temple called Jesus is our true home.
The SECOND SERVINGS deep freezer is almost empty! That means we have had a lot of members needing some easy-to-reheat meals and desserts due to illness, surgery or other crises in their lives. In addition to prayers for our friends, we need your help restocking our freezer.
"Loss is a universal human experience," writes Karen Tye in her abstract describing her exhibition of art quilts she calls LANDSCAPES OF GRIEF. "Grief is a natural response to the losses in our lives. … This collection of art quilts reflect my own experience with grief and some of the insights and understandings that have come to me on the journey.
Because of the reflective, penitential character of the SEASON OF LENT in the Western church singing or saying the word "alleluia" has historically been set aside during Lent's 40 days. Click through to read more about this tradition in the life of our church.
LENTEN WEDNESDAYS AT UNION AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH begin March 8 and continue through April 5. Each Wednesday evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a simple potluck supper in the Fellowship Room, followed by opportunities for dialogue and enrichment beginning at 6:00.
This Sunday, January 22, 2017, we celebrate the WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY in worship. From our earliest beginnings, Disciples of Christ have pursued a vision of Christian unity that has always included a passion and commitment to seeking God’s peace and justice for all. This is the unity we seek ...
The leadership team of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ has made the decision to cancel Sunday's (January 15, 2017) MLK service. Citing the third round of freezing rain expected to arrive in the metro area tonight and the dangerous travel conditions, the decision was made to cancel tomorrow's joint worship service.
Please join us SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017, at 10:45 a.m. as we begin a new year of service to our community. We'll sing the songs of Christmas, offer up our prayers of thanksgiving and hope, and we'll work together to make warm blankets for our neighbors in need. It's a great way to start a new year!